January 24, 2012

Architect, Curator, and Author Vladimir Belogolovsky Presents on Soviet Modernism


Professional Lecture Series: Vladimir Belogolovsky Presents ‘The Empire’s Last Style’


January 25, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m.


Wentworth Institute of Technology

Blount Auditorium

550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115


As part of the Department of Architecture’s Professional Lecture Series,  renowned architect, curator, and author Vladamir Belogolovsky will share the fascinating story of the political, social, and aesthetic aspects of the distinctive architecture known as Soviet modernism, which took place during the period of 1955-1985. This Soviet period is generally characterized by mass production in the mode of the industrial conveyor belt. Yet, despite being limited ideologically, creatively, economically, and technically, many dozens of expressive architectural exceptions were achieved by Soviet practitioners during this time. His lecture, ‘The Empire’s Last Style,’ is based on Soviet Modernism: 1955-1985, a book he co-authored.

The event is sponsored by Wentworth’s College of Architecture, Design, and Construction Management. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gibb, associate professor of architecture, at gibbe@wit.edu

About the Speaker:              

Belogolovsky is the founder of the Intercontinental Curatorial Project (www.curatorialproject.com), which focuses on organizing, curating, and designing architectural exhibitions worldwide. Since 2010, he has been a corresponding member at the Moscow branch of the International Academy of Architecture.  

In addition to his book, Soviet Modernism: 1955-1985, Belogolovsky has published over 150 articles in American, European and Russian publications, as well as several other books. He was trained as an architect at Cooper Union in New York, NY.

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